Through the Wisteria Tunnels

The phenomenal Kawachi flower tunnels in the rain

By Tristan Scholze    - 1 min read

This hidden mountain garden in the south of Japan cries out for love each spring at the end of April and beginning of May. That’s when the wisteria bloom, and Kawachi Fuji-en displays them like no other place (photos here and here). 200 meters of tunnels, two domes, and two large trellises hold the twisting branches of wisteria vines, while the flowers hang down below them for an extraordinary experience of scent and color. Let's take a walk through the gardens on a rainy day.

河内藤園—Kawachi Fuji-en—Kawachi Wisteria Garden

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Tristan Scholze

Tristan Scholze @tristan.scholze

I'm also known as Faer Out. I love learning about people and nature. I've traveled around the world and throughout Japan, and I hope to continue seeing and experiencing the wonder of this planet as long as I live.Based in Japan for nearly two decades, I'm the Regional Partner here for Fukuoka and Saga Prefectures. In addition to my work at JapanTravel, I have a language school called Rainbow Bridges English Academy in Fukuoka and am very interested in teaching, languages, communication, and photography, among other things. Recently, I've been a guest host on NHK World's J-Trip Plan for Caving Adventures in Western Japan as well as Exploration for Black Gold.I love heading downtown to meet up with friends for a night out as well as being able to hop on my motorcycle and be riding through forest-covered mountains or to sandy beaches in 20 minutes. This area is very photogenic and even after years of exploration, there are still plenty of places to discover each weekend! My photographs are available for purchase on iStock, Shutterstock, and Dreamstime or by contacting me.Please contact me if you have any questions about travel in Japan. I'd also be grateful for any follows on social media!

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